Category Archives: Top News AFRICA

Vice Media and Econet announced a venture for services in Sub-Saharan Africa

Vice Media and Econet, the African telecom and Pay-TV operator, announced a new joint venture, Kwesé Vice, to launch Vice into Sub-Saharan Africa. This announcement came after the launch of Viceland on Econets Kwesé multi-platform network. Viceland will now be extending that launch into South Africa via  Kwesé as part of its ongoing rollout across [...]

Ghana to broadcast 70% local content during prime time

Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the Minister of Communications, says government will roll out a policy for television stations to broadcast at least 70% local content at prime time. She noted the need to push local content has become essential to provide more opportunities for local content providers especially film producers across the country. There is growing discontent [...]

Kwesé launched free premium bouquet in Botswana

After launching its pay TV services in Gaborone recently, the Pan-African broadcaster, Kwesé has added supplementary bouquet to its offering  known as Kwesé Free bouquet. Shadi Linchwe,  marketing and public relations manager said in an interview with Showbiz, The bouquet would feature at least five channels available to its pay subscription customers. Free Sports Channel [...]

Ooredoo TV to broadcast Turkish news channel TRT World

Ooredoo announced the launch of TRT World, the Turkish news channel, on Ooredoo tv. Ooredoo tv subscribers can stay up-to-date with all the latest news thanks to the TRT World channel.  TRT World is Turkeys first English broadcasting international news platform. It is available for all Ooredoo tv Essentials subscribers on channel 342, as the [...]

Econet Media seeking licence for Kwesé TV to operate in Swaziland

The Zimbabwean businessman, is seeking a licence for Kwesé TV to operate in Swaziland. Kwesé TV is available in African countries, including Botswana, Ghana, Lesotho, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Nigeria and South Africa. Recently through its website, the TV network announced its upcoming markets which are Malawi, Uganda and Swaziland. Masiyiwa filed an application through the [...]

TStv to start operation in Nigeria on November 1st

According to its management Telecom Satellite Television (TStv) is set to begin its operation as from 1 November 2017. Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Bright Echufu said, With modern digital equipment and a group of talented youths, we are bound to change the narration of digital satellite broadcasting in Nigeria. He also added, the [...]

Pay TV market in Africa reached 23.7 million subscribers

Dataxis latest research sheds light on the steady expansion of the Pay TV market in Africa. Following data publication for the second quarter of 2017, the total number of Pay-tv subscribers reached approximately 23.7 million. This represents a quarter on quarter growth of +2%, and a year on year growth of +18%, compared to the [...]

SuperSport set to seal T20 Global League broadcast rights

Cricket South Africa(CSA) is to disclose the broadcast partners for the inaugural T20 Global League on Thursday, pending final discussions with SuperSport. Africa’s biggest broadcaster are expected to air the tournament, albeit by paying reduced rights fees, a news yet to be confirmed. The exact figures will be made public when the deal is sealed. [...]

Kwesé TV to offer five channels for free

The founder of Econet Media and Kwesé TV, Strive Masiyiwa, announced that the company will be offering five free channels without subscription. The free channels are Kwesé FREE Sport (KFS), Kwesé FREE Entertainment (KFE), African News, Local FREE-To-Air channels and Flow TV. Only the decoder needs to be bought and installed and viewers will be [...]

OSN expands deal with Disney

Regional entertainment network company, OSN, reinforced deal with Disney by launching a second pay window deal for movies. Subscribers can now access Disney Blockbusters via OSN Play, On Demand and WAVO as well as on OSNs Movie channels. The new deal extends OSNs commitment across Disneys current movies, giving customers access to a wider range [...]